15. Leibniz's Error (1768)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch15

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) Leibniz's Error (1768), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch15

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118063255

Online ISBN: 9781118314340



  • Leibniz's Error (1768);
  • two balanced dice, whether a throw of 12 being likely as a throw of 11;
  • Leibniz's contributions, and the probability theory;
  • explicit definition of classical probability, in terms of expectation;
  • Leibniz and logical theory for degrees of certainty


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  • Discussion